Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

Union Jacked

A union leader in Pennsylvania and seven of his officers have resigned after threatening legal action over a Boy Scout's volunteer project.

The president of the Service Employees International Union chapter in Allentown had said his union might file a grievance against the city for allowing a 17-year-old scout to clear a walking trail in a park. The union officer said he has nothing against Boy Scouts, but was just trying to protect union jobs.

Apparently, the union didn't feel the same way about him. It said his comments, "were completely unauthorized — and do not reflect the position or views of the union."

Buzz Word

The White House and President Obama have used the word "unprecedented" an unprecedented number of times.

Politico reports the president has said it at least 129 times. By comparison, former President George W. Bush used the word 262 times during his eight years in office.

Some uses appear legitimate, like the president's online town hall in May. But the White House also touted an unprecedented town hall meeting with students in China when two previous presidents took questions from students during their visits to that country.

In its defense, the White House says President Obama has taken unprecedented actions to confront challenges facing the country.

Straight Talk

A straight couple in Great Britain is in a legal battle to get the same rights as gay people.

They sought to establish a civil partnership, but they were turned away from a registry office in north London because the law says civil partnerships are only for same-sex couples. So in order to secure complete equality, they will take their fight to court.

— FOX News Channel's Lanna Britt contributed to this report.